BAHAMAS Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press Release – OAS and Chinese Scholarships

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 2, 2018 – Nassau – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has received communications about a message that is circulating on social media regarding scholarships being offered by the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Government of China.The Ministry wishes to clarify that, while the Government of The Bahamas, from time to time, receives scholarships from agencies and countries with which we have relations, the information circulating on social media is not completely accurate.The scholarships being offered by the OAS are available to all nationals of member countries of the OAS and not specifically Bahamians.  Also, the OAS has subsequently informed that the amount attached to these grants is $15,000, rather than $30,000 as stated in the social media message.The Chinese Government offers six scholarships to the Bahamian Government annually; however, there is no mention of the amount of monies attached to these offers.Official information about scholarships, fellowships and other forms of technical assistance managed by the Ministry can be found on the Ministry’s website, mofa.gov.bs.  Information about OAS scholarships can be accessed on the OAS website.The Ministry takes this opportunity to caution members of the general public about circulating information not obtained from official sources.Release: Ministry of Foreign Affairs(BIS)last_img read more

Hughes – We cant wait for Fulham game

first_imgSouthampton manager Mark Hughes believes his side should have defeated Watford and now they can’t wait to face Fulham after the international break.Southampton were one goal ahead against Watford on Saturday when Charlie Austin’s goal was wrongly ruled out for offside and the visitors equalized late on in the 82nd minute.Hughes feels his side were denied three points, and that feeling will only serve to motivate them after the international break.“We’ll have about ten guys left behind and it’s a good opportunity to get some good work into them,” Hughes told Southampton website.What to expect from Watford V Arsenal? Taimoor Khan – September 8, 2019 Arsenal are set to take on Watford this weekend and the game is definitely going to be quite a peculiar contest between two sides…“Hopefully, everybody who is away will come back fit and well.“I sense that we can’t wait for the Fulham game because it’s a game that we’ve always targeted because it’s a good opportunity for us to get maximum points and that doesn’t change.“Given the events of Saturday, I think we’ll be even more determined.”last_img read more

Publishers Consumers Rush to the iPad

Even digital magazine vendor Zinio released a statement over the weekend announcing the Zinio App in the App Store. The free app makes the titles in Zinio’s digital newsstand available on the iPad, and allows users to navigate “within each magazine page between text, interactive graphics, animated illustrations, videos” and more.The enthusiasm surrounding the iPad was ripe with consumers, too. Apple said today that as of midnight Saturday, it sold more than 300,000 iPads in the U.S., including deliveries of pre-orders and sales at retail stores. iPad users subsequently downloaded more than 250,000 e-books from its iBookstore during the first 24 hours.It’s obviously still too early to say whether the iPad will be the magazine/media savior it has been (over) hyped to be. As Jeff Jarvis recently pointed out via Twitter, consumers might be less inclined to pay $5 for a magazine’s iPad app if they can access much of the same content for free online or via its free iPhone app which, in turn, is accessible on the iPad. And the question remains: Even if consumers buy up magazine apps in droves, will sales translate to meaningful revenues for publishers? With little surprise, the Apple iPad bandwagon is growing exponentially. Late last week, hours before the product officially was released Saturday, media companies rushed to market with announcements proclaiming that their content would be available on the new tablet device. Among them were Bonnier’s Popular Science, Rodale’s Men’s Health, Time Inc.’s Time, as well as titles from Hearst and Conde Nast. Some apps are paid (Men’s Health for $4.99, and Time for $4.95) while others (WSJ, USA Today, etc.) are free.Today, F+W Media joined the expanding media community on the iPad. F+W says it has signed an agreement to become an e-book provider to the Apple iBookstore, the iPad’s retail application. So far, it has uploaded select titles from its top 50 best-selling e-books, and will add to it over the coming weeks. F+W, which publishes 35 magazines, on average produces 600 new books annually and has a backlist of approximately 3,500 books (it sold 10.2 million books last year).“No matter how the landscape changes, we at F+W will remain media-agnostic and delivery-agnostic,” CEO David Nussbaum said in a recent FOLIO: blog post. “Our evergreen content is equally suited to p-books and e-books. We will continue to offer our content however, wherever, our customers and communities demand.” read more

Julia Angwin fired as EditorinChief of The Markup prompting mass resignations in

first_imgJulia Angwin, the editor-in-chief and co-founder of the Markup, a still-in-development investigative news publication that was slated to launch in July, has been fired over differences with Sue Gardner, the CEO. The news of Angwin’s ouster, first reported by The New York Times, prompted five of the website’s seven editorial members to announce their resignations. Angwin’s dismissal also drew major public support from the public. Another of its founders, Jeff Larson has been announced as the current editor-in-chief of The Markup. Julia Angwin, an ex-ProPublica veteran had been working alongside Jeff Larson on the Markup for the last year with the vision of producing meaningful data-centered journalism about the impact of technology on society. The Markup raised more than $23 million in funding last year led by Craigslist founder Craig Newmark. After the news of her oust, Angwin wrote a letter addressed to Newmark, seeking him to review and intervene in the situation unfolding at The Markup. The letter was posted on Twitter from an account named “The Real Team Markup” on Tuesday. Per her letter, Executive Director, Sue Gardner is now seeking to change the mission of the newsroom to “one based on advocacy against the tech companies”. During her interview with candidates Gardner used to ask for their “take” on tech companies, and then reportedly rate them based on their hatred toward these companies. Angwin adds, “She has asked me to run articles with headlines such as ‘Facebook is a dumpster fire’”. On retaliating, Angwin was asked to step down from her position as editor-in-chief on March 29 and become a columnist, writing opinion articles. Update: The article has now been updated to include Craig Newmark’s response. The story has also been updated on 27th April to include Sue Gardner’s response. Gardner disputed this characterization to the New York Times. “There is no change in the mission or purpose of The Markup. We are, pure and simple, a news outlet. We always have been and always will be. Our goals and purpose haven’t changed.” she told NYT. The site had issues with Ms. Angwin involving “leadership, management and willingness to accept feedback and training to grow as an editor-in-chief.” Interestingly, it was Angwin who hired Gardner last year after she forced Angwin to let her become the CEO. Angwin was reluctant but was assured that she would be given an employment contract with job protections for her position as Editor-in-chief but no such contract was signed. Now some people are touting Angwin’s expulsion as a “power grab”. In disapproval of Angwin’s dismissal, multiple staff members of the Markup have also resigned from their positions. 5 out of 7 editorial team members tweeted about their departure, with Angwin tweeting in response that they “can’t afford to do this. This is heartbreaking.” The Markup is now down to 2 editorial employees. Its response: “Mr. Larson said the company had accelerated recruitment and had ‘multiple other hires in motion,’ and hoped that the launch would not be delayed.” The editorial team of Markup has also signed a statement of unequivocal support for Julia Angwin. Other people have also come forward in solidarity with Angwin. A blog post on Medium opposes her recent ouster as Editor-in-Chief of the Markup  and invites people to sign a public statement of support for Julia Angwin. The blog post has been signed by over 100 people and counting, states, “The Markup is set to launch in July and should not do so without Julia at the helm. We encourage all her original funders to investigate this situation and to take steps to ensure that the Markup stays true to its founding principles.” Journalists and reporters from top publishing sites have also tweeted in support. Update: Craig Newmark responded yesterday via a tweet saying that “he is taking this very seriously” Craig and Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, Open Society Foundation and the Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative will reassess The Markup’s funding. Update: Sue Gardner has also added her response dismissing all of Jula Angwin’s claims regarding her oust. Read Next Google’s Chief Diversity Officer, Danielle Brown resigns to join HR tech firm Gusto Richard DeVaul, Alphabet executive, resigns after being accused of sexual harassment Facebook hires a new general counsel and a new VP of global communications even with no Chief Security Officer.last_img read more